New Snapdragon 800 MDP benchmarks make us think we'll see real world difference with this one
posted by Michael H. / Jun 18, 2013, 7:58 PM
play with the Qualcomm reference devices for the Snapdragon 800 Mobile Development Platform (MDP), and the results were staggering. The phone and tablet were each running the Snapdragon 800 SoC (MSM8974) with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The rest of the specs don't really matter, since this is about the benchmarks.
And, those scores are crazy. Both devices posted a Quadrant score that was about 5x higher than the HTC One X (the closest reference on the image). The Quadrant scores clocked in at about 20,500, which is quite a bit higher than what we've seen with the Snapdragon 600 and Exynos 5 Octa, which each clocked in at about 13,000 or so.
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posted on Jun 18, 2013, 8:02 PM 15
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Can you observe the difference snapdragon 600 and 800 without using benchmark apps?
posted on Jun 18, 2013, 8:10 PM 1
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Well due to the faster GPU I'd think the 'real world' difference would be a smoother UI and less jankiness for 1080p screens (I've noticed a little on the S4 I own) Apps would load a tad bit faster, but nowadays the improvements are by milliseconds so it'd be barely noticeable by the average guy. Poorly optimized code/apps would probably see a bigger boost I guess.
posted on Jun 18, 2013, 11:38 PM 2
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"Poorly optimized code/apps would probably see a bigger boost I guess." Yup-per. It would make poorly optimized apps run as if they had been designed for the device. UI performance would give a new meaning to butter (as in buttery smooth).
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 12:13 AM 0
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Great benchmarks but at what clock speed? How about trying S800 vs Exynos at 1.6ghz and see who is faster... (I assume the S800 will be, but need to compare apples to apples)
posted on Jun 18, 2013, 8:20 PM 0
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at 1.6 ghz octa will be faster but s800 will be noticeably more power efficient . we have to consider performance / power draw(TDP). since octa can not be clocked even at 2ghz(thermal limit) so effectively s800 offers more performance but at higher clock speed.
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 12:28 PM 1
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With the benchmark score difference of more than 5k, i think real world performance can be differentiated from the rest.
posted on Jun 18, 2013, 8:24 PM 0
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"blow the roof off" has a whole new meaning now :-D
posted on Jun 18, 2013, 8:57 PM 2
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Impressive! This will be in the Galaxy Note 3.
posted on Jun 18, 2013, 9:24 PM 4
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If you are not playing games on your smartphone, why do you need these insane speeds for??
posted on Jun 18, 2013, 10:27 PM 1
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i think intel silvermont will give it a tough competion.....:)
posted on Jun 18, 2013, 11:10 PM 1
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It should be about double the power of this while getting better battery life, intel has nothing to worry about.
posted on Jun 18, 2013, 11:29 PM 1
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Wow, what utter BS How deluded, biased and clueless can you be? This SoC scores a bit over 4000 in geekbench. The Haswell in new Macbook Air scores a bit over 6000. So I guess your omnipotent Silvermont will absolutely trash the 3 times more expensive, most advanced Intel chip too!!
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 4:18 AM 1
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This happens when uneducated people talk about technology. If you put any trust in Quadrant scores you could use them to prove that dancing naked for 5 minutes in your garden affects device performance.
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 3:08 AM 2
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Considering the fact that this runs at 2.3GHz, of course it will benchmark higher than any other SoC, now if we had the upcoming Tegra, the Exynos 5 Octa and the S800 clocked at 2.3GHz, THEN we'd see which is truly the best... although, I wonder, how do all these chips compare to the Apple A6X chip in the iPad4? Are we still waiting for a challenger or has it been beaten?
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 5:39 AM 0
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And there's a reason why they are not clocked that high... thermal and battery efficiency, or lack of. The high clock of this doesn't take away from this, it adds to it. The battery life and thermal efficiency of this destroy the other two chips as the other two, at 2.3gHz would destroy probably most tablets let alone phones. I can't understand why you think it takes away from the s800. The exynos and tegra have failed in this generation. When will you understand that?
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 5:47 AM 1
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